Safety Tips

CUSTOMER SAFETY (Safety Measures to avoid Electrical Accidents) Domestic Consumers

S.No.   DO’S   DON’TS
1. Use standard pins to tap supply from plug points. Avoid tapping of supply by inserting bare wires.
2. Use always standard materials with ISI marks even it costs more. Don’t use lamp brackets to tie wires or ropes to dry clothes.
3. Fused bulbs may be replaced only after the switch is off. Changing the fused bulbs when the switch is on is dangerous.
4. Use always properly earthed 3 pin plugs to connect Refrigerators, wet grinders, mixes, washing machines, iron boxes and geysers etc. Don’t touch an electric switch or appliance when your hands are wet or bleeding from a cut. Don’t keep the lamp holders without lamp.
5. Keep all lamp holders with lamps. Don’t purchase sub-standard electrical fittings to save money which may result in serious accidents.
6. Don’t connect mixies, Refrigerators, wet grinders, washing machines, iron boxes and geysers through unearthed plug pins which may cause serious accidents.

Commercial Consumers

S.No.   DO’S   DON’TS
1. All wiring works should be done through licensed wiring contractors Don’t travel on vehicles laden with goods beyond the permissible height. This may cause electrical fatal accident due to coming into contact with electrical lines.
2. Don’t tie advertisement boards, flags etc. to the electric post.

Industrial Consumers

S.No.   DO’S   DON’TS
1. Place men working sign boards on all switches before commencing work Don’t close any switches unless you are familiar with the circuit which controls and know the reason for its being kept open.
2. Ensure that all the controlling switches are opened and locked or the fuse withdrawn before working on any circuit or apparatus. Don’t touch or tamper with any electrical gear or conductor. Unless you have made sure it is Dead and Earthed. High voltage apparatus may give leakage shock or flash over even without touching
3. Treat circuit as alive until they are proved to be dead. Don’t test a circuit with bare fingers or hand or other make shift devices to determine whether or not it is alive.
4. Turn away your face whenever an arc or a flash is expected. Don’t close or open a switch or fuse slowly or hesitatingly. Do it quickly, positively and firmly.
5. Please see that all splices and connections are securely made. Don’t use wires with poor and deteriorated insulation.
6. Discharge to earth thoroughly all cables before working on the cores. Don’t be haste and careless. This cause many accidents.
7. Do test rubber gloves periodically. Don’t throw water on live electric equipment in case of fire. It is dangerous.
8. Do place rubber mats in front of electrical switch boards. Don’t use fire extinguishers on electrical equipment unless it is clearly marked as suitable for that purpose.
9. Make sure that all employees are familiar with the location and use of fire fighting apparatus. Don’t work on a pole or elevated position when line is alive, without safety belt and rubber gloves and unless a competent person stands on the ground nearby to direct operations and give warning.
10. Make sure, when using fire hose, that the jet of water breaks into a fine contact with live electrical apparatus. Don’t use a ladder without a lashing rope otherwise the ladder should be held firmly by another person.
11. Check fire extinguishers periodically to ensure that they are all in good conditions. Don’t go near running belts and machines.